Category Archives: Friends’ Announcements

News and Updates to Keep You Informed About What Your “Friends of the Davie County Public Library” Group Members Are Doing!

A Little Talk With Author & Recording Artist, Marie Norway

It Started With a Dare – A Memoir by Marie Norway

Marie was a Nashville Recording artist, TV and Radio Personality and now an author. She shares her adventures throughout the 70’s and 80’s with us in her memoir, It Started With a Dare. Her book is of interest to both adults and young adults.

Marie Norway Feature

Meet Marie and hear a little about her work and her book this Saturday when the Friends of Davie County Public library presents a time for some AuthorTalk!

Marie will be there to sign books and visit. Her books will be available for purchase.

Her memoir is also available on Amazon and Book Baby or in e-book format for Amazon Kindle, Barnes & Noble, Kobo, Baker & Taylor, Copia, Gardner’s, eSentral, Scribd, Goodreads, Oyster, Flipkart, Ciando, EBSCO, and ePub Direct.

Visit her website for more information and to hear some of her music!

You can also find her on Facebook.

We look forward to hearing all that she has to say this Saturday, June 4 at 10 am.

Davie County Authors Speak Up at AuthorTalk

You Are Invited  – AuthorTalk

Saturday, June 4, 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.


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The Friends of Davie County Public Library is sponsoring “AuthorTalk”.

Refreshments will be served at 10 a.m. and then a variety of North Carolina authors will chat about their writing, or show a brief presentation. The books will be available at the event where you will be able to get them signed by your favorite authors!

You will get a chance to meet and hear from authors of both fiction and non-fiction.

Adult Fiction & Non-Fiction Authors will speak from 10:30 a.m. until 11:00 a.m., then we will hear from writers of fiction for children and young adults from 11:15-12:30 p.m.

These award winning North Carolina authors include:

Check out the links to author pages above and then come out, meet the authors and hear about their work in their own words.


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Author Highlights

Bookmark our website and come back to see highlighted posts about individual authors and their books every day this week!

For questions about this event you can check our calendar and Facebook page, email us at or call the event coordinator at 336-293-03477.

*Other AuthorTalk dates highlighting other authors will be August 6, 2016 and January 14, 2017


Thank You Library Staff & Volunteers!

The Friends of the Davie County Public Library hosted a special Spring Appreciation Luncheon for our library’s staff and volunteers in honor of National Library Appreciation Week.

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The F.O.L. board members prepared and served a casual luncheon for the library staff and volunteers of both the Mocksville and Cooleemee branches. It was a great time to visit.

A good time was had by all!

Library Appreciation

Davie County Celebrates National Library Week

It is National Library Week – April 10-16, 2016 – Libraries Transform!

Libraries are one of our most important community resources- they support families and schools, children and adults. They improve literacy and provide access to technology for student and senior alike!

Friends of the Davie County Public Library thanks our local libraries’ (Mocksville and Cooleemee)  staff and volunteers for being an important part of our community. Our small library is a place to meet, learn, and grow.

Our library staff and volunteers work hard all year-long and during National Library Week, the F.O.L. will thank them for their dedication with a special spring luncheon on Thursday.

If you want to be a part of encouraging and supporting our library staff, you can contact us here at the website, join the Friends of the Library or send us a tax-deductible donation anytime.

We are thankful for our library and want to help our community show it!

National Library Week Collage

Adopt a Book at the Friends of the Library Book Sale This Week!

Adopt a Book this Fall:

The Friends of Davie County Public Library group sponsors both a fall and spring book sale as fundraisers for the Davie County Library system. We hope that you will join us in supporting the Main Street and Cooleemee Branches of the library.

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Book Sale Schedule:

Friday, October 16: 9:30 a.m.- 5 p.m.
Saturday, October 17: 9:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.
Sunday, October 18: 12 p.m.- 4 p.m.
The $3 “Fill A Bag Sale” will be Sunday, 2 – 4 p.m.

Hardcovers are $1.00, Softcovers are 50 cents – there are privately donated books, videos, CD’s and DVD’s as well as lots of library discards.

Our libraries are small, so they regularly turn over their excellent collection of books.

You are sure to find something to love that needs a new home!

Celebrate National Library Week!

It is National Library Week, and the Friends of the Library are celebrating our Davie County libraries and the unlimited possibilities we find at our libraries!

Every day this week we will be doing something special to let our library staff and volunteers know what their efforts and creativity mean to us!

This week we honor our library staff and our library volunteers for all they do to make our library not only a terrific place to find books, but to make our library a center of the community!

On Thursday, our volunteers will be providing and serving a luncheon for them as a small way to say “thank you”. Throughout the week we will try to let them all know how much we appreciate the extra mile they take to be sure that our library is the best it can be, and provide those endless possibilities to youth and adults in Davie County.

Our libraries (Cooleemee and Mocksville) support youth and literacy with regular outreach programs that inform the public about the services provided at our library.

They provide early and hesitant readers with the encouragement and motivation they need through programs like “Reading with Ranger” , Storytime, the Summer Reading program, and “Launches Learning” which assists students in learning how to do research and even homework assignments that they are having difficulty with.

They bring us e-books, great speakers and authors, help us record and preserve our local history, provide a meeting place for community groups and activities, job services, homework help, and technology education to youth, students and adults who otherwise might not have the opportunity.

And the Friends of the Library supports the library throughout the year with regular contributions of financial help and by providing volunteers.

How do we do that?

  • Financially: through our 501 c3 designation, businesses and individuals are able to donate to our libraries and receive the full value of their donation in services or gifts, as a tax write off.
  • Fundraising: our group is the main fundraising arm of our library. Through our bi-annual book sales and other fundraising activities, we are able to help provide the extras that our library staff need in order to encourage library patrons and better promote educational activities.
  • Volunteering: our members regularly volunteer in the library’s history room, with the summer reading program, for the book sales in setting up, cleaning up and selling the books.
  • Board: our volunteer board meets once a month to co-ordinate activities that will support our library programs and staff. This includes our fundraisers and ideas to promote literacy, as well as providing items that our librarians request such as youth services needs (games, puzzles, CD’s), refreshments for special events, monies towards special speakers such as Dr. Elliot Engel, and treats for holiday events such as the Easter, Halloween and Christmas.

So celebrate your library this week- take out a good book to read, and say “Thank You” to a librarian while you are there!

Friends of Davie Library’s Annual Open House is Coming Up!

Please join us for our annual Open House!

Open House

Davie County Library Multi-purpose Room
371 North Main Street,
Mocksville NC 27028.

This will be the Annual Meeting of our members and board.

We will vote on our 2015 Board Members and we will have a brief review of last year’s activities, as well as an update on new ideas for 2015.

Refreshments served

We look forward to seeing our members and volunteers again!

Trick or Treat at the Davie County Library

It will be a real “treat” to see you at the library this week…


The Friends of the Davie County Public Library group is privileged to help support the youth programs, and library staff of our libraries.

One of the many ways we do this is by helping our library to purchase Halloween Candy each year to hand out during the Main Street “Trick or Treat” night on Halloween.

We hope to see some of you there!

Davie County Library – Fall Book Sale This Week

This week is the Friends of the Davie County Public Library Fall Book Sale

The F.O.L. invites you to shop this fundraiser for Friends of the Davie County Public Library in the Mocksville Branch multi purpose room.

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All books are priced low (25 cents- $2) and some are like new!

If you want to volunteer, CALL 336-293-3477 or email us:

Drop off books to donate to our sale anytime at the library. We especially need children’s books.

Sale Dates and Times:
  • Friday 10/24 from 4-8 pm is “Members Only Night” (you can join at the door)
  • Saturday 10/25 from 9am-5 pm
  • Sunday 10/26 from 12-4 p.m.

We hope to see you there!


Summer Reading Program – Party!


This week is the last full week of the Davie County Library’s Summer Reading Program “Fizz, Boom, Read!” and the year-end party is about to begin.

The group, Friends of Davie County Library is sponsoring a “make your own sundae” ice cream party on Monday, August 11, 2014 from 6:30-7:30 p.m. for all participants of the S.R.P. this year.


“Come with me,’ Mom says.
To the library. 
Books and summertime
go together.” 
― Lisa Schroeder


We hope that you have all had a wonderful summer and that you are gearing up for a terrific new school year. A sundae party is the perfect way to end the vacation and we hope that you will join us at the Mocksville branch of the Davie County Public library.

If you are an F.O.L. member who would like to volunteer at this event, we will be setting up, serving and cleaning up so please contact us (see the contact form below) and let us know if you want to help.

We always have a great time seeing all the kids’ smiling faces as they celebrate their summer reading accomplishments!